We pulled up at the entrance, were immediately relieved of our cases and car, and within minutes were handed a glass of champagne while reception processed our rooms. We had booked a junior suite and expecting a larger room with desk, were completely taken aback when confronted with the immense space that constituted a junior suite!! Kitchen, Dining area, Massive bedroom and en suite, and huge conservatory/enclosed patio room. I have had the good fortune to stay in many good hotels throughout my business and private life, but this took luxury to a whole new level. Throughout our stay, the level of service was maintained, from a friendly and well motivated staff. Breakfast was a fairly lavish affair, from champagne (Bucks Fizz) to every conceivable morning offer, and could be enjoyed in the dining room or out on the terrace.
The Hotel is right on a lovely sandy beach, and there is also a very good beach restaurant (Mistal) at the rear of the hotel. Alternatively, you can chill by the pool with snacks and drinks at arms length.
The centre of Puero Banus was a 15 minute stroll along a partial boardwalk partial sand, and was fine during the day, but not suitable to high heels in the evening! However, a couple of euros brought you to the centre in a few minutes, so that was not an issue.
From Banus there is a sea walk to Marbella, and this will take approx. 1hour 40minutes.
You can return via Catamaran for €8, which is a nice alternative to a standard taxi.
So overall, a fantastic hotel at a very reasonable rate, and I for one will be returning next Spring for another visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unbeatable location. This beachfront resort is only 15 minutes walk from the centre of Puerto Banus. Hotel Guadalpin Banus 5* has 181 exclusive rooms decorated with noble materials & luxury finishings, offering splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea in an atmosphere of privacy and rest. You can also enjoy an exclusive and varied gastronomic offer in an idyllic setting: the sea front in Puerto Banus. High Cuisine Restaurants & exclusive Bars, Beach Club & Pool Bar, Fitness Centre & Sauna, Children playground, complimentary Wi-Fi, Meeting rooms will make of your stay the most exclusive and relaxing holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel Marbella
- Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus Marbella, Andalucia